Studies show Christians are not being deliberate about discipleship. We’ve forgotten that Christ didn’t command us to become converts. He commanded us to become disciples, learning to obey everything He taught.
Barna research has identified 4 obstacles to discipleship. Let’s look at each one with practical solutions--ways we can be true disciples and ways we can disciple others:
Today, let’s each pray for direction. What does God specifically want us to read, study, and/or teach? (2 Timothy 2:15)
Today, let’s ask God to give us a glimpse of how our sins separate us from His purposes. And let’s not quit asking until we are moved by a revelation of His great mercy. (James 4:7-10)
Today, let’s identify activities, including church activities, that are keeping us too busy to do the things God wants us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
Today, let’s identify people in our lives with whom we can develop accountability relationships. Or, if we have these relationships, let’s think of ways to develop them more fully. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Let's do it!!